Square Enix's new interstellar RPG, Star Ocean: The Divine Force (the sixth major installment in the Star Ocean series) has launched today on Xbox, and we've been seeing a few reviews crop up across the web over the past few days.
So, is it any good? We've picked out a handful of reviews to highlight below, although keep in mind that all of these are for the PlayStation 5 version, as the Xbox version doesn't have any registered reviews on Metacritic as of yet.
Digitally Downloaded (4.5/5)
"I have enjoyed Star Ocean: The Divine Force more than any game in the series since the third one. The developers have calibrated just about everything about this game perfectly..."
Noisy Pixel (8/10)
"Star Ocean The Divine Force is a strongly crafted action JRPG that returns the franchise to form, boasting involved upgrading and customization systems alongside a well-thought-out narrative that may not satisfy or intrigue everyone but will compel those entranced by its cutting edges of notion."
"The Divine Force isn’t necessarily a standout in this long-running series, but it is a much more successful effort to bring Star Ocean into the modern age than its predecessor."
"Star Ocean: The Divine Force is a solid JRPG that straddles two worlds in more ways than one, resulting in a worthwhile yet middling adventure with decent replay potential."
Worth Playing (5.5/10)
"I wanted to like Star Ocean: The Divine Force a lot more than I did. It has a lot of interesting ideas and concepts, and I'm a prime target for Star Ocean 2 nostalgia bait. The game didn't have the time or budget to do what it wanted to do, and what we have is a half-baked title that does very little well."
As of right now, Star Ocean: The Divine Force holds a Metacritic rating of 74 based on 10 reviews for the PlayStation 5 (as mentioned, there are no Xbox reviews as of yet). All things considered, not a bad start for this latest entry...
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